public and private partners to improve capacity for business job growth and investment.
private business growth and investment by providing key information/support services.
the regions competitive advantages to promote business attraction/retention
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Economic Development in Weld County
Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.
Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.
Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.
Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.
Weld County has projected growth of 15.9% between the years of 2010 and 2017. The 15.9% represents an additional 40,325 people moving into the County over the last 7 years.
Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.
Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.
Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.
Helping Weld County Thrive
Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.
In February 2023, Agilent Technologies announced its expansion into Frederick, Colorado, marking one of the most significant bioscience investments in Weld County. This expansion will double Agilent’s manufacturing capacity of therapeutic nucleic acids and result in a $725 million investment and 160 new jobs.
Gotham Greens is a year-round commercial scale agricultural greenhouse, that provides local cultivation and regional distribution of nutritionally dense and long-lasting produce, focusing on taste, quality, and sustainability in the food production industry. The new facility will bring 55 permanent full-time jobs to Northern Colorado.
Lineage Logistics focuses on cold-storage systems to preserve, protect and optimize the distribution of food through innovative technology, streamlined operations, and a global network of facilities. With operation set to begin in 2023, the new 200,000 square foot facility anticipates creating 80 permanent full-time quality jobs and will support cold storage and distribution for JBS USA and West Coast markets.
Alison Pegg joins Upstate Colorado Economic Development as the Regional Grants Navigator to serve Region 2. In this role, Pegg will assist local governments within the region to connect to and secure funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and other federal grants….
We are excited to share that Agilent Technologies has announced an expansion to their state-of-the-art facility in the Town of Frederick, Weld County, Colorado. This significant expansion will double Agilent’s manufacturing capacity of therapeutic nucleic acids and result in a $725 million investment. To support this growth, 160 new jobs…
The 2022 General Assembly adjourned late this spring after introducing 716 bills. Roughly half of these proposed bills passed this session. With one party in control of the Colorado legislature, our time and conversation prioritized protecting the interests of business and primary industry sectors that support our economy through the…